High Heels and Running: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | Ask Coach Jenny

Hi, Amy. High heels can indeed cause major issues in your feet, legs, hips, and low back. Although they can do wonders by adding length to your physique and greatly complement your look ("the Good"), they can wreak havoc on your running style. This is because when you wear heels, all of your weight is pushed forward on your toes and the natural shape of your foot is constricted ("the Bad"). Add to that the elevated position which means your calves are in a shortened position and you have a recipe for aches and pains ("the Ugly"). But not all is lost! A little moderation can go a long way in being healthy and fashionable. Here are a few tips to get started on your high-heeled makeover.

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